If there is one thing you can count on- it’s that the minute it gets a bit cool in the fall, you start to hear the call of apple orchards, sweaters, warm drinks and pumpkin-flavored everything.

Fall in Indiana is beautiful from the changing leaves to the decorative displays you see on your neighbor’s front porch- it’s hard to not love this time of year. But there is more to fall than the crunch of the orange leaves on the ground, cooler temps and shorter days- let’s not forget the apple and pumpkin recipes!

Have you ever had honey crisp apple bread? Try this RECIPE!

apple bread

pumpkin stack

Did you know that Indiana ranks fourth in pumpkin production and on average produces over 34 varieties of apples every year? That’s a lot of apples for pies and pumpkins for carving.

Indiana Grown boasts many members who raise apples, pumpkins and operate an agritourism destination. Who doesn’t love a corn maze?

We have visited a few recently- check out our INDIANA GROWN ON THE ROAD video series for a glimpse of what APPLE WORKS and BEASLEY’S ORCHARD has to offer this fall.


You can make a pie of course and applesauce- but have you ever thrown chopped apples into a sausage ball recipe? That added sweet crunch helps these SPICY CHEDDAR CHEESE SAUSAGE BALLS from becoming too dry.

sausage balls
pumpkin butter

Apple butter is a treat you can buy anytime and is especially plentiful in the fall, but have you ever made pumpkin butter? Try this easy RECIPE, which not only tastes terrific but also makes a great gift!

PUMPKIN PIE DESSERT DIP is a crowd-pleasing dessert you can throw together in minutes, which is about how long it will last!

pumpkin pie dessert dip

Learn more about APPLES and PUMPKINS from our

pumpkin and apple

So, as you can see, there are more ways to enjoy the Indiana fall bounty than we can fit on one page. We hope you had a chance to visit one of Indiana’s many apple orchards or pumpkin patches this fall. With all the agritourism destinations across our state, there is probably one close to your home.

Need some day-trip inspiration? Try our blog post on U-PICK FARMS & ORCHARDS as well as a list of Indiana Grown members who grow APPLES!

Visit INDIANAGROWN.ORG for more recipes or to find a farmer or producer in your area.

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